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Darksiders II on PC,
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This review is from: Darksiders II - Limited Edition - Includes Argul's Tomb Expansion Pack (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)Ordered this game yesterday and it arrived today, thank you kindly to Amazon for the swift delivery :)
Installation was very easy, activated my DLC code without any trouble. Though I have only spent 8 hours on it, I can confidently say that this is proving to be a most enjoyable game. The gameplay is very fluid, everything appears to work well and I have encountered no bugs so far. The combat is nice and smooth and you can really feel it when your enemies get smashed up with a huge mace. The dungeons I have been in have been really enjoyable, all of them feeling unique and different from past ones you have explored. The characters are all really cool, Death imparticular sounds very sinister but being the hero he has a sort of 'noble' feel to him rather than just being the regular old kill everything grim reaper cliche. There are lots of nice RPG elements in the game which was a change from the original Darksiders, all stuff like loot, leveling, and a couple of skill trees too to allow you a bit of customization in the way you play. Loads of different moves/combos combined with the vast array of enemies means combat doesn't get old or stale. The bosses are always fun to fight and reward you with good armour/weapon drops. The music is really beautiful, save/load times are pretty much non-existent. I am not really in far enough at the moment to be able to comment on the story :p
The Not Bad, But Not So Good:
Ok, the PC version of the game does have a few minor issues most of which stem from the game being a port, keep in mind as you read this that the developers have promised to iron out these problems.
Some of the textures appear a little bit low res, the artwork in general is amazing, but occasionally up close, you can clearly see this looks like a game from a few years back. There could do with being some graphics options as right now in the menu, you have a few things like resolution, gamma, v-sync and that's about it. It would be nice for those people who have good gaming computers to be able to have nice flashy graphics.
That's pretty much it, aside from the odd misbehaving camera which might lose you a bit of health now and then. Overall I'd probably give this game a 8.5 - 9.0 out of 10. If you enjoyed the original Darksiders, I'm sure you will like this. If you like hack and slash adventure games that do actually require a bit of skill, I think you will like Darksiders II
Thanks for reading :)
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Initial post: 23 Aug 2012 06:35:30 BDT
Emil Cristian Marginean says:
this might be off-topic, but could you please tell me if the game requires steam in order to play?
Thanks in advance
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2012 08:38:34 BDT
Hi Emil. Yeah, this game does require steam to install and play :)
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2012 22:10:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2012 22:10:52 GMT
P. Marketos says:
I would like to buy this for my nephew He is a starter a new begginer in gaming ... so I would like to help him Will you please advise if he needs to play this through Internet. or if he need internet only to activate the game?
Will you be so kind to explain what STEAM is ? I saw that I can download this for free
All the Best
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2013 17:35:04 GMT
Apologies for the late response, I was away over the new year :)
Steam is a game download service. It is a program that is free to download to your computer. You need to activate the game on Steam and as far as I know you need to be connected to the internet to play it too.
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